Simple approach to interface and managing tape
By leveraging the Spectra S3 interface, BlackPearl unlocks tape’s true calling. BlackPearl takes user defined buckets, caches the buckets on high speed SSD storage and determines the best method to write it to tape for greatest system performance. To ensure perpetuity and ease of access for your data, the BlackPearl system writes data on tape in the open LTFS format to ensure you will always have access to it.
Ensures data security, reliability and integrity
Spectra tape libraries provide a powerful set of tools that allow for data integrity verification and notifications of media, drive, library status and health. BlackPearl also offers extended data security through Spectra’s AES 256-encryption offerings.
BlackPearl is now equipped with the ability to replicate to a second BlackPearl storage system, creating an Active/Active storage environment. With two active locations, organizations gain the ability to geographically separate each location creating a disaster recovery option vital in ensuring your data is protected and available when needed.
Benefits of Asynchronous Replication
- Business Continuity
- Content Distribution
- Eliminates requirement of a high bandwidth network connection and distance limitations
- Data Migration
- Load Balancing
- Testing and Development
Advanced Bucket Management (ABM) for BlackPearl
BlackPearl uses internal management policies for different storage devices, enabling the system to write data intelligently to different tape libraries, tape partitions, and nearline and online disk as well. This allows BlackPearl to control where and how data is written. Users can now leverage the access times of each storage tier located behind BlackPearl. For data that is expected to be accessed often, it will be stored on BlackPearl’s online disk. For data that needs to be access, but not instantly, BlackPearl will store it on its nearline disk storage target, ArcticBlue.
BlackPearl also includes intelligence of data policies. With data policies, the BlackPearl can make multiple copies of data on tape or disk. This provides a very flexible platform and storage management system, while protecting your organization’s data with a genetically diverse storage solution.
Deep Storage Interface modernizes the use of tape
The first RESTful interface to tape, Spectra S3 provides BlackPearl and client interaction via REST, allowing you to move large data sets easily to and from deep storage. The user only moves data through the client while BlackPearl handles all interaction with the tape library. There are many Spectra S3 clients that have been built by Spectra, our partners and our customers. Learn how to get started building Spectra S3 applications.
Free and Open Source BlackPearl Client
The Eon Browser provides a graphical, FTP-like interface to manage files between BlackPearl and your local computer or a server.